Upcoming 200hr GOKUL HATHA YOGA TTC

January, February, March 2022

with Madhuri Rasika Devi Dasi (Pradnya), Ketut Aryantha and Wayan Sudira at Shanti Toya Ashram

Upcoming 300hr GOKUL VINYASA YOGA TTC

May 2022

with Mahayogi Gokulacandra Das and Yogesvara Dasa (Juan) at Shanti Toya Ashram

TTC 200 hr with Mahayogi Gokulacandra das and Masley Yahya was an amazing adventure. The teachings that they gave was enlightening. To be able to get thought from teachers who understands the depth of yoga philosophy was a life changing experience. They not only thought how to teach to people, they thought us how to live our lives accordingly and enhance our spiritual journey. They gave us a chance and thought us the ways to look inside us to find the true spiritual happiness and I believe this is one of a great gift that anyone can get. 

Gizem Bengusu

I’m so grateful for this opportunity.
My yoga practice is not going to be the same after this amazing experience, my heart and soul are involved now.
Thanks Gokul Yoga for sharing all your knowledge about Yoga life inside and outside.
Let’s the journey begins…

Ana Romo

When I signed up for yoga teacher training I had no idea what to expect. I couldn’t have imagined in a million years it would be anything near to what I got. In just a few weeks I found my inner voice, an inner guide and a group of people who inspire me every day I feel beyond blessed, beyond grateful and beyond excited for what the future holds

Serena Preston

Upcoming 200hr GOKUL HATHA Teacher Training Courses

  • January, February, March 2022 with Madhuri Rasika Devi Dasi (Pradnya), Ketut Aryantha and Wayan Sudira at Shanti Toya Ashram, Bali- Indonesia.

    200-h Traditional Hatha and Vinyasa Yoga Teacher Training Course in Shanti Toya Ashram in Bali.

NOW POSSIBLE!

Travel to Bali for 200 hours YTTC  in Jan/Feb/Mar 2022

January dates: 9-30 Jan 2022 (arrival to Jakarta: 3 January before 1 pm)

February dates:  1-22 Feb 2022 (arrival to Jakarta: 26 January before 1pm)

March dates:  1-22 Mar 2022 (arrival to Jakarta: 23 February before 1pm)

Package includes:

  • 200 HR YTTC WITH YOGA ALLIANCE CERTIFICATION

  • 22 DAYS STAY  AT SHANTI TOYA ASHRAM, BALI

  • 3 TIMES VEGAN/VEGETARIAN MEALS 

  • BUSINESS VISA TO BALI (can stay up to 6 months) 

  • AIRPORT PICK AND DROP FROM JAKARTA TO HOTEL  

  • 7 DAYS QUARANTINE IN JAKARTA (4 STAR HOTEL) + BREAKFAST/LUNCH/DINNER + 2 PCR TESTS

  • FLIGHT FROM JAKARTA TO BALI (ONE WAY)

  • Also you have to be fully vaccinated to get the visa

  •  

  • We offer 3 packages:

    • BUDGET (shared bathroom, fan- no AC, shared terrace, safe box) – 2280 USD

    • TWIN SHARED (room shared with another person of the same sex, private bathroom, AC, 2 single beds, safe box) – 2480 USD

    • SINGLE (double bed, private bathroom, AC, safe box, shared terrace) – 2680 USD

    The non-refundable deposit of 50% has to be transferred 15 days before the start of the training (it takes 10 days to process the visa).

    Your deposit amount will be deducted from package’s price. The remaining amount has to be settled the latest on arrival.

About Gokul Yoga

Gokul Yoga System has been created by Mahayogi Gokulacandra Das as an attempt to continue an ancient tradition from Eastern India (Bengali) of Buddhi Yoga (Yoga system in between Jnana and Bhakti).

It’s goal is to help the practitioner understand their own nature and answer the question “Who am I?”. 

Based on 8 limbs of yoga of Patanjali and Krishna’s Bhagawad-Gita through the practice of Ashtanga yoga,  Gokul Yoga System teaches us how to apply those principles in our daily life in relation to the Higher Power that is the Source of all the existence. 

Teachers

Pradnya

Pradnya

Leading Teacher

Since 2012 Madhuri has been studying Gokul Yoga System with her lifelong Guru Mahayogi Gokulacandra das (Jani Jaatinen), the founder of Gokul Yoga. During all these years of learning, she had opportunities to deepen her experience as a professional yoga teacher by traveling all around the world. Together with her young brother Ary and her sister-in-law Kalina, she’s co creating Gokul Yoga Bali School. She’s also the founder of Shanti Toya Ashram, a retreat center for yoga, wellbeing and alternative healing.

   

Ketut Aryantha (Ary)

Ketut Aryantha (Ary)

Assistant

Ary was born into a Balinese healers family, and practiced yoga from a young age with his yogi sister – Pradnya and father. He graduated from the Tourism University, and 200 hour Yoga Teacher Training at the School of Sacred Arts in Ubud. Together with Pradnya and Kalina he is cocreating Gokul Yoga Bali school.

Ary teaches Gokul Hatha Yoga and Gokul Vinyasa Yoga.

Ary’s traditional approach to yoga makes people understand its roots and value. He encourages people to establish their own practice by giving them appropriate tools, wisdom and skills. His sense of humor makes the experience light.

Wayan Sudira

Wayan Sudira

Assistant

Born in Tabanan, Bali,  he first encountered Yoga on 2005. Then, after studying with Indonesian teachers, he started to teach in 2012 at Seger Oger, a social yoga community in Denpasar, Bali. He got an international certificate in 2014 after completing a 200h Yoga Teacher Training in Ubud, Bali and a Gokul Hatha 200h Yoga Teacher Training in 2019.
Yoga style: Hatha and Viniyasa Gentle Flow.

He is also Balinese priest, having a great knowledge about Yoga tradition and philosophy.

Fill in a FORM to apply for the course or contact us via gokulyogabali@gmail.com

You will learn: 

• Gokul Hatha Yoga (detailed alignment of 40 poses and the sequence)
• Vinyasa and Restorative/Slow Yoga
• Meditation & Pranayama
• Therapeutic Yoga/ for common ailments, inclusive of case studies
• Yoga Philosophy (Yogasutras and Bhagavad Gita)/Puja/Chanting/Mantra
• The Art of Touch (Assisting and Adjusting skills)
• Practical teaching skills/One on One teaching/Practicuum
• Holistic Yoga Anatomy

Schedule:

day 1

arrival at Jakarta (before 1pm!), transfer to the hotel for quarantine (7 days)

day 2-6

7.00 – 8.30 Online Yoga Class

16.00 – 17.30 Online Yoga Class

+ self study based on the manual

day 7

flight from Jakarta to Bali, check in at Shanti Toya

18.00- opening ceremony

days 8-27

7.00 – 8.30 – ASANA

8.30 – 9.00 – PRANAYAMA

9.00 –10.00 – BREAKFAST

10.00 – 12.00 – ALIGNMENT

12.00 – 13.00 – LUNCH

13.00 – 14.00 – SELF-STUDY

14.00 – 17.00 – PHILOSOPHY AND ANTARANGA SADHANA

17.00 – 18.30 – RESTORATIVE/SLOW YOGA

18.30 – 19.00 – KIRTAN

19.00 – 20.00 – DINNER

1 day free 🙂

day 28

6.00 – 8.00 – SELF PRACTICE ASSESSMENT

8.30 – 10.00 – BREAKFAST

10.30 – EXAMINATION

14.00 – 15.30 – LUNCH

16.00 – CERTIFICATION, CLOSING CEREMONY and DINNER

day 29

till 11:00 – CHECK OUTS or, optionally, a free trip to Lovina with dinner and night stay,

day 30 (for those who took the trip to Lovina)

Come back to Shanti Toya, check out.

Package includes:

  • 200 HR YTTC WITH YOGA ALLIANCE CERTIFICATION

  • 22 DAYS STAY  AT SHANTI TOYA ASHRAM, BALI

  • 3 TIMES VEGAN/VEGETARIAN MEALS 

  • BUSINESS VISA TO BALI (can stay up to 6 months) 

  • AIRPORT PICK AND DROP FROM JAKARTA TO HOTEL  

  • 7 DAYS QUARANTINE IN JAKARTA (4 STAR HOTEL) + BREAKFAST/LUNCH/DINNER + 2 PCR TESTS

  • FLIGHT FROM JAKARTA TO BALI (ONE WAY)

  • Also you have to be fully vaccinated to get the visa

  •  

  • We offer 3 packages:

    • BUDGET (shared bathroom, fan- no AC, shared terrace, safe box) – 2280 USD

    • TWIN SHARED (room shared with another person of the same sex, private bathroom, AC, 2 single beds, safe box) – 2480 USD

    • SINGLE (double bed, private bathroom, AC, safe box, shared terrace) – 2680 USD

Extra:

drop-off- 25 USD

Balinese massage- 12 USD

Consultation with the Balinese Healer – 25 USD

Available Laundry Services – price per request;

Scooter/Bicycle Rentals- price per request;

Additional Meal Requests – price per request;

Additional Transportation Needs- price per request;

Eco-Tourism/Adventure-Tourism Excursions- price per request;

Base Retreat Price Does NOT Include:

Flight to and from Jakarta and return flight from Bali to Jakarta or Customs Charges

Vaccines/Travel Insurance

Staff and Driver Tips (Not required, but customary and appreciated)

Location 

During the TTC, participants and the teachers will be staying at Shanti Toya Ashram. The location of the Ashram offers an authentic taste of Bali, nestled in the quiet hillside of a lush jungle ravine and surrounded by the rice paddy farmlands of Penarungan Village. Ashram is approximately 25 minutes southwest of Ubud, a city highly regarded and sought after by yogis worldwide as the modern hub of the yoga community. The property itself is home to a peaceful gurgling river and an abundant holy spring water source. Facilities include a spring fed swimming pool, beautiful private and twin-shared accommodations, a second floor open-air communal kitchen, and a bamboo yoga studio that rests among the reaches of tropical trees for a true jungle experience. Our Ashram is an intimate setting, perfect for smaller groups of up to 15 guests, which allows for more personalized attention and authentic friendships to form between participants.

See more pictures here

Frequently Asked Questions regarding the TTC at Shanti Toya Ashram, Bali

Certification

Gokul Yoga Bali holds RYS200 and RYS300 Yoga Alliance certificates. See the certificates here

Requirements for the course

This course (Gokul Yoga Bahiranga Sadhana Teacher Training) is for everyone. It’s objective is to provide the participants with the necessary tools to begin Yoga practice under a set structure and a system legitimized by ancient tradition, as well as the tools to begin teaching/sharing Yoga straight after the course.

It is advised that you have at least a year of experience in practicing yoga, but if you’re motivated and feel physically/mentally ready for an intensive program, you’re welcome to join us.

If one is curious about Yoga practice and wishing to dive into the nature of a legitimate Yogic lineage, then this program will be an excellent opportunity to find answers to questions relevant to this subject matter. The emphasis and relevance of the Gokul Yoga TTC program revolve around cultivating a healthy study culture. A study culture inspired by ancient traditions focusing on the personal relationship between teacher, student, and peers. The entire Gokul Yoga system has been systematically developed so that every stage of the practitioner’s path becomes a steady foundation for the next stage. Without this progressive approach, the Sadhana will not become firmly grounded. And without a firmly grounded Sadhana, it is difficult to become a good yoga teacher. 

Participants, both new and seasoned, will be presented with the opportunity to experience the benefits, as well as the demands and structure of a genuine Yoga system comprised of a holistic practice that extends well beyond the mat into day to day life.

Lineage and Tradition

1) Suddhadwaita Vadacharya Sree Bishnuswami

The oldest sampradayah.  The philosophy is suddhadwaita. 

Suddha-adwaita + Suddha-dwaita

Purified oneness and purified duality.  They exist in pure form at the same time. (astik) 

2) Suddhadwaita Vadacharya Sree Madhwa (Gaudiyah Sampradayah) 

His philosophy is Tattva Vada (doctrine of the truth) that everything is ultimately the truth whether it is prakrti or purusa.  To see that everything is real and everything is part of the truth. Things maybe temporary but it is not an illusion. Dualistic philosophy of school.  (Astik) 

3) Vedaveda Vadacharya Sree Nimbarka.

His philosophy of bedabeda.  Oneness and difference. The reality is  one and different at the same time. To see how everything is one and different from the Supreme. (Astik) 

4) Bishistadwaita Vadacharya Sree Ramanuj (coming from Lakhsmi)

His philosophy is Bishistadwaita.  Everything is one but with quality.  The oneness has quality. Theistic Vaisnava theology.

Our lineage is a mix of the above four.

The weather

Bali’s tropical climate has two distinct seasons: dry (between May to September) and wet (between October to April). Even in the wet season in this tropical paradise it’s still likely it will be sunny for a good part of the day with short sporadic showers, especially in the evening.

CLOTHING

 
Bali is generally always hot and during the wet season can be quite humid as well, so be sure to dress in light, loose, airy clothing. 

The predominantly Hindu island of Bali is generally pretty relaxed and used to tourists wearing clothes with minimal coverage, but if you’re venturing to more remote areas of neighboring islands it’s a good idea to be respectful of the Muslim culture and dress modestly. When entering Balinese Temples, legs must be covered with a full-length sarong, and shoulders with either sleeves or a scarf. These items can be bought in markets all over Bali. Some establishments and ceremonies may also have dress codes requirements.

What to bring
  • Hoodie or Light Jacket (If you get chilly at night)
  • Pair of Pants (To wear on travel days; keeps a light pack & warmth in airports)
  • Light Rain Jacket (Nice but not necessary)
  • Hiking Shoes & Thongs/Flip-Flops
  • Hat
  • Bathing Suit
  • Sarong (For a cover up & beach towel)
  • Ashram Appropriate Clothing (i.e. Yoga Clothing)
  • An Open Heart & Mind ☺
  • Small Daypack
  • Sunglasses
  • Sunscreen
  • Mosquito Repellant
  • Toiletries
  • Notebook and/or Journal/Pen
  • Prescription Medication (To carry medicines into Indonesia you must have a doctor’s letter or legible doctor’s prescription (Resep doktor) clearly describing patient name, dose, frequency of dose, and the correct name of the preparation. If you are asked for a “resep” by a Customs inspector then this is what they are seeking.) 
What NOT to bring

Find a list of Prohibited Items HERE. Make sure to do your homework about prescription medications. Just because some things are prescribed to you in your home country does not mean they are tolerated in Indonesia. There is a strict law prohibiting psychotropic medications so leave your Adderall, Ambien, and Ativan at home.

There’s no need to bring heels, fancy clothing & jewelry. Pack light and keep it simple; you’ll be happy you did.

Travel insurance

Shanti Toya recommends that all guests purchase Travel Insurance to cover any loss during the duration of their trip. Click HERE for an insurance quote with World Nomads, one of the most reputable and well-known travel insurance companies.

 

Refunds

Shanti Toya will not issue refunds, partial refunds, or cover any secondary related expenses, with no exception, including but not limited to illness, acts of God or terrorism, travel-related issues, or any other kind of emergency after the check-in.

Nearest hospital to Shanti Toya

Rumah Sakit Umum Daerah Badung is the nearest hospital to Shanti Toya, and only 10-15 minutes away by car.

Address: Jalan Raya Kapal, Mangupura, Kabupaten Badung, Bali 80351, Indonesia

Phone: +62 361 9006812

Arrival/Departure

You will be arriving into DPS: Denpasar International Airport. Click HERE to familiarize yourself with International Airport Arrival Procedures, and HERE to research the visa entry requirements for your country of residence.

Once you have moved through Immigration and Customs you will have the opportunity to use the money exchange counter, an ATM machine, or purchase a local SIM card for your phone. However, if you are new to international travel, you may feel a bit overwhelmed and wish to find your driver first, who will be waiting in the pickup line holding a sign with your name. This is completely fine too, as our drivers are more than happy to help you find these items at our regular stops upon exiting the airport.

You may also wish to have the driver stop at a market so that you can pick up any essential toiletry/snack items that you would like to have on hand for your stay at the Ashram. You will find our pickup drivers to be extremely helpful, joyful, excited to share their local insights and love for Bali with you, and will also be quite interested in hearing your story as well. They speak good English and you will find the hour commute to our Ashram a fun and engaging welcome to Bali!

Currency

The local currency is IDR Indonesian Rupiah. You can take a look at the conversion rate HERE. You may want to bring a little extra for buying clothing, art, and gifts. Foreigners will usually pay a higher price, so feel free to practice your bargaining skills, respectfully and with a smile. Just don’t push it and be aware of when the vender has reached their limit. Tipping is customary but not expected. You may wish to tip the driver to and from the airport if you were happy with the service. Something in the ballpark of IDR 50.000 would be appropriate from our location.

Payment at the Ashram

During the check-in you are welcome to use one of the following payment methods: Cash: IDR, USD, EURO

Credit card at the Ashram: +2 %

PayPal : + 4.5%

Bank transfer: no commission

Local considerations

Take time to learn a few quick Indonesian phrases before you come. Being able to say words like “salam” (hello), “silakan” (please), “terima kasih” (thank you), and “see you later” (sampai jumpa), will bring smiles all around.

Staying hydrated in Bali is a must; and with an estimated 3 million plastic water bottles being discarded each month, we ask that our guests please help reduce Bali’s plastic waste by refilling your personal bottle. Most restaurants will have a water filter that you can use for free or for a small fee and the Ashram will provide alkaline drinking water. Bali is in a water crisis, largely due to the high demands of tourism, so please watch your usage by conserving flushes and running water.

Try to show respect for the island by not leaving any garbage behind (including cigarette butts). Litter eventually makes its way into waterways, clogging drainage systems and into the ocean, affecting local land and marine ecosystems.

All the little garbage cans in restrooms are for used tissue, as septic systems can’t handle all the paper.

Be aware that Bali has powerful waves, strong currents, and some very sharp rocky outcroppings. Try not to swim alone unless you are absolutely certain of your safety.

Upcoming 300hr GOKUL VINYASA Teacher Training Courses

  • May 2022 with Mahayogi Gokulacandra Das & Yogeśvara dāsa

Daily Schedule

AY 0 (3 October):

after 15.00 – CHECK INS

DAY 1 (4 October):

8.00 – 10.00 – ORIENTATION + BREAKFAST

10.00 – 11.30 – ASANA PRACTICE

12.30 – 14.00 – LUNCH

17.00 – Blessing and purifying ceremony “Mejaya jaya” with Ida Pandita Mpu Mengwi at GRIYA AGUNG BATUR SARI and dinner at Shanti Toya Ashram

DAYS 2 – 25 (5 – 28 October, Sundays free):

7.00 – 9.00 – ASANA PRACTICE

9.00 – 10.00 – BREAKFAST

10.00 – 12.30 – ALIGNMENT / TEACHING

12.30 – 13.30 – LUNCH

13.30 – 15.30 – ALIGNMENT / TEACHING

16.00 – 17.00 – THEORY / YOGASUTRAS

17.00 – 18.30 – SLOW YOGA, PRANAYAMA & MEDITATION

18.30 – DINNER

DAY 26 (29 October):

7.30 – 9.00 – ASANA PRACTICE

9.00 – 10.00 – BREAKFAST

10.30 – EXAMINATION

14.00 – 15.30 – LUNCH

16.00 – KIRTAN, CERTIFICATION  and DINNER

DAY 27 (30 October):

till 10:00 – CHECK OUTS

More about 300h Vinyasa TTC

The classes includes Asana, Pranayama, Philosophy, Mantra Meditation and Meditation. 
It is the combination of energizing and dynamic with relaxing and meditative yoga postures.  The body, mind and spirit derive maximum benefit from this combination and calm down, preparing for meditation. The term Vinyasa in sanskrit means “to place in a certain way”. Vinyasa yoga refers to set of different poses performed in a particular sequence. Vinyasa is a style of yoga that coordinates flow of breath and body movements from one posture to another.

Gokul Vinyasa Yoga is the coordination of the movement with breathe.  Vinyasa is also the term used for specific sequence in between the static postures ie Chaturanga Dandasana,  Udrhva Mukha Svanasana and Adho Mukha Svanasana that is repeated throughout the practice.  Each posture to be held for five breaths.  Vinyasa is much more dynamic in nature.

Asanas will be taught in the following unfoldment:

1) Sthula Sarira (Physical alignment)
2) Prana Sarira (Energetical Alignment) (bandha, sthira, marma)
3) Sukhma Sarira (Mental Alignment)

With reference to thinking, feeling and willing aspect.

Modules on the Level 2 training include:

• Gokul Vinyasa Yoga (detailed alignment of 40 poses and the sequence)

• Slow Yoga

• Meditation & Pranayama

• Therapeutic Yoga/ for common ailments, inclusive of case studies

• Yoga Philosophy (Yogasutras)/Puja/Chanting/Mantra

• The Art of Touch (Assisting and Adjusting skills)

• Practical teaching skills/One on One teaching/Practicuum

• Practical Yoga Anatomy

• Books and manual are included

To receive further information, CONTACT US.

To apply for the 300h TTC, please fill up the following FORM and send back to gokulyogabali@gmail.com

Early Bird, single room

before 31 January 2022
$5000
  • Teacher Training tuition with 200$ discount
  • 3 vegetarian/vegan meals
  • 27 nights’ accommodation in a single room
  • TTC manual

Regular Rate, twin shared room

after 31 January 2022
$4500
  • Teacher Training tuition
  • 3 vegetarian/vegan meals
  • 27 nights’ accommodation in a twin shared room (same gender)
  • TTC manual

Regular Rate, single room

after 31 January 2022
$5200
  • Teacher Training tuition
  • 3 vegetarian/vegan meals
  • 27 nights’ accommodation in a single room
  • TTC manual
For Early Birds option following payment plans are available:

1.  Make one, full payment through Wise or international bank transfer before the end of January 2022

2. Pay booking deposit $500 USD, then first payment before the end of February 2022, and second payment before the end of March

For Regular Rate option following payment plans are available:

1. Make one, full payment through Wise or international bank transfer before the and of March

2. Pay booking deposit $500 USD, then first payment through Wise or international bank transfer & bring the second payment in cash on arrival. First payment due date is 31 March 2022.

Additional notes:

*Please note that a minimum payment of $1500 USD will be due on 31 March 2021. If this payment has not been paid before 31 March 2022, the student’s place in the program will be given to someone else on the wait list. Please contact us if you need to extend any of these deadlines or if you need other payment options.

**Please note that all transaction fees must be paid by the student. For a Bank Transfers each bank has its own fees for sending money abroad (this can range from $0 – $60, depending on bank policies).

Teacher Training Cancellation Policy:

The deposit of 500 USD is non-refundable, once accepted into the Gokul Yoga Bali’s Teacher Training. In the case of an emergency situation- to be determined by the Gokul Yoga Bali School- 75% of the total tuition may be refunded up until 1 month before the Yoga Teacher Training’s start date.

Teacher Training CERTIFICATION Policy:

To be eligible for the certification a participant must:

1) Attend all the practices (Hatha & Slow Yoga, Pranayama and Meditation class),

2) Teach poses in front of the class when asked to by Teacher,

3) Orally participate in philosophy section,

4) Complete the practical and theory assessments.

When the participant goes back to her/his respective country she/he must fulfill 20 hours of teaching, and only then can she/he register with Yoga Alliance.

I came all the way from Houston to paradise! Everyone at Gokul Yoga Bali is very attentive and helpful, the teachers speak very clearly and explain very well… I took my TTC with Jani Jaatinen in ’16 and was one of the best experiences of my life… I am so grateful for everything I learned while I spent my time at Shanti Toya.
Pamela Urcid

Best teachers, beautiful yogashala. A must if you are in Bali
Ola Sowa

We attended a workshop earlier this year. The instructors were well qualified and inspiring, the location in an ashram so amazing. The owners are themselves yoga teachers, very friendly and professional. Highly recommended 🙂
Gunnarsson Flo

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